Journalist Philippe Tesson has died


Polemicist and dramatic critic, he was known to viewers for his regular appearances in the small skylight. Father of the famous writer Sylvain Tesson, he was 94 years old.

French journalist, polemicist and dramatic critic, Philippe Tesson died on February 1, at the age of 94, indicates his publisher Albin Michel who specifies that he died peacefully, surrounded by his family.

Father of the writer Sylvain Tesson, this great specialist in Shakespeare was known to the general public, in particular for his appearances on television sets. We have also been able to see him as a literary columnist in the programs “Ah! Which titles”, (France 3), “Free Spirits” (France 2) and “Right bank / Left bank”, with Thierry Ardisson, on Paris Première.

We could hear it regularly on the program “Le masque et la plume”, on France Inter, in “On va s’gêner”, on Europe 1, with Laurent Ruquier, and read it in “Le Canard Enchaîné”, the “Figaro Magazine”, “Current Values” and “Le Point”.

Philippe Tesson was the editor-in-chief of the daily “Combat”, but especially of the “Quotidien de Paris”, of which he will even become the owner. Essayist, he published in particular the book “De Gaulle 1st, the missed revolution”, symbol of his strong opposition to the general.
Besides Sylvain Tesson, he was also the father of playwright Stéphanie Tesson and journalist Daphné Tesson.